Bronson Requests Disaster Declaration

Randall Weiseman General

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson has asked Governor Charlie Crist to seek federal disaster declarations from the federal government for 36 Florida counties battered by high winds, excessive rainfall, flooding or tornados from Tropical Storm Fay.

Because of standing water that remains in some areas of Florida, Bronson stated that additional counties could be added to the list of counties requiring such a designation, whose threshold is agricultural losses of at least 30 percent.

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